Title: Barnaby Rudge
Publisher: Chapman & Hall Ltd
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Very Good/No Jacket. fiction, no date (presentation cert dated 1885), name stamp on title page, 40 Illustrations by F. Barnard, Household Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens, dark-Green cloth, gilt lettering, spine rubbed and worn, self wear, occasional spotting, text generally V.G. Bookseller Inventory # 002335
Synopsis: Written at a time of social unrest in Victorian Britain and set in London at the time of the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots, Dickens's brooding novel of mayhem and murder in the eighteenth century explores the relationship between repression and liberation in private and public life. Barnaby Rudge tells a story of individuals caught up in the mindless violence of the mob. Lord George Gordon's dangerous appeal to old religious prejudices is interwoven with the murder mystery surrounding the father of the simple-minded Barnaby. The discovery of the murderer and his involvement in the riots put Barnaby's life in jeopardy. Culminating in the terrifying destruction of Newgate prison by the rampaging hordes, the brilliant descriptions of the riots are among Dickens's most powerful. Barnaby Rudge looks forward to the dark complexities of Dickens's later novels, whose characters also seek refuge from a chaotic and unstable world. This edition includes all the original illustrations, plus an illuminating Introduction and notes.
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Product Description: This classic book is Charles Dickens? 1840 historical novel, ?Barnaby Rudge?. Set to the backdrop the Gordon Riots of 1780, it is the story of Joe Willet, who, after fighting with his father, leaves home to become a soldier. This masterfully-written novel will appeal to fans of Dickens? work, and is highly recommended for lovers of historical fiction. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812?1870) was an English author widely considered to be the most important novelist of the Victorian era. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
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